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Bishop Deborah Vaughan


Deborah Vaughan, a celebrant for over thirty years, brings a wealth of experience to your wedding. A popular speaker and writer, she has the talent to create a ceremony that will reflect the unique love you share and to officiate it with finesse and good humor.  

"I am honored to be part of this most special moment of your lives," she says. "I will do all I can to make your wedding exactly what you want it to be." Over the years, that has included religious or sacramental weddings, civil ceremonies, spiritual, humanist, elopements and many theme weddings and renewals of vows.  

"I've celebrated in Renaissance, pirate, steampunk, Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and too many other themes to remember. I've celebrated weddings in my home, my backyard, in churches, in hotel rooms, in parks, gazebos, hotel venues, public gardens, private gardens, couples' homes, wedding chapels, beside the lake, and even in moving vehicles! Whatever my couples want, if it's legal, I'll do my best to make it happen." 

Deborah has won Couples Choice awards from Wedding Wire. Couples noted her warmth, compassion, humor and personal attention in their voting.

She especially loves officiating at LGBTQ2 weddings, celebrating love in all its expressions. She is family.


Rev Deb's Venue - Sweetheart Chapel

Deb offers micro weddings, elopements, and vow renewals at

Sweetheart Chapel, Niagara, located at her home in Niagara on the Lake.  Budget friendly and relaxed, it is the perfect setting for those looking for a simple ceremony in the heart of wine country.  

Visit her website at
Call 905-468-9502

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